The Ginger’s Blog Tips: Blog Planners

If you want to be serious about blogging, you need a game plan. a plan. Hence why you need a blog planner. There’s tons of benefits to this – but the biggest one, if you’re really wanting to make blogging a business venture, you need to be ahead of the game. I’m currently working on getting ahead and will probably be about two weeks ahead of blog posts soon.

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Why do you want to be ahead of the game? You need to be consistent because consistency is what keeps people around. The blog planner gives you the time to really plan out your blog posts so that way when you have a crazy hectic day, you already have a blog post going out.

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Blog planners also give you the ability to see themes in your blogging. I love being able to look at a month’s layout and see posts that tie in together – like this week has a lot of posts about planners.

Blog planners (if you specifically buy a blog planner) usually have spaces for you to track stats. I need to get better about this, but it’s still good to track them. There’s also spaces for tracking money you make and money you spend, ideas for blog posts, and to-dos.

Right now, the planner I’m using is the 2014 Blog Action Planner by The Native New Yawker along with this blog pad planner from Heart and Arrow Designs. I use both because I love that the blog pad has a little check list for each day, which the blog action planner doesn’t. They work extremely well together.

I’ve used many blog planners and there’s plenty out there.

Have you tried a blog planner? Or do you try to make it work in your every day planner? Or do you just wing it? 

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  1. October 9, 2014 / 1:10 pm

    I use a May Designs calendar to write out my blog posts and honestly I didn’t start that until this month. I have been so erratic with my blogging and themes I don’t have a plan. I figured i will finish this 31 days thing and see where it leads. I do however find myself wanting to blog about our travels over seas and more life in general.

  2. October 9, 2014 / 3:40 pm

    I’ve been using Erin Condren for years – I tried to make my own but that didn’t work – there was just so much I needed all in one little planner! LOL.

  3. October 9, 2014 / 4:41 pm

    My editorial calendar and blog planner saves my life. I learned from Ruth at Living Well before I started blogging and two years later I can’t agree more how important it is to have a good one!!

  4. October 9, 2014 / 8:18 pm

    Great advice! Keeping an editorial calendar totally changed my blogging game. I feel so much organized now.

  5. October 9, 2014 / 9:16 pm

    This is such great advice! I use an Erin Condren planner and I don’t know what I would do without it!

  6. October 10, 2014 / 2:38 am

    I have never used a blog planner, but I definitely need it now that I am blogging more. Thanks for sharing the free one – i’ll check it out!

  7. October 10, 2014 / 5:41 am

    Definitely need a blog planner. I started using the coschedule calendar and it’s been a game changer. This is such an important part of blogging. Great post!

  8. October 10, 2014 / 10:46 am

    Love that blog planning pad! I’ll have to check that out – it’d be nice to have an easy list version for that kind of planning 🙂

  9. October 10, 2014 / 11:18 am

    I am the very worst at blog planning. Maybe something like this would help me!

  10. October 10, 2014 / 11:43 am

    Right now I’m just using an Excel spreadsheet, but I’m going to check out the New Yawker one you are using!

  11. October 13, 2014 / 11:58 am

    I’d be totally lost with my blogging planner!

  12. October 15, 2014 / 11:28 am

    I need to to a better job tracking my stats. I kind of suck at it. Thanks for the reminder! I think I’ll add a reminder to my calendar and make it weekly check in!

  13. October 20, 2014 / 4:01 pm

    Thank you for featuring the 2014 Blog Action Planner! Glad you’re enjoying it thus far. Looking to release the 2015 planner next month so stay tuned!

  14. December 25, 2014 / 4:03 pm

    Thanks so much for linking to my planner! 🙂

  15. August 5, 2015 / 11:46 am

    I may need to get a proper blog planner in addition to my current one. What does the layout of your blog planner look like?